Freedom Elementary teacher dies following tragic accident

WWSB ABC7 News at 6pm
Published: Jun. 6, 2023 at 1:02 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 6, 2023 at 7:27 PM EDT
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BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) - The School District of Manatee County has confirmed to ABC7 that the Freedom Elementary School teacher that was struck while crossing the road in downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday night has died as a result of his injuries.

Jeffrey, Ariane and Emily Wilson were walking in the crosswalk when a Nissan Rogue traveling west on Central Avenue attempted to turn north on 3rd Street North and hit both Jeffrey and Ariane, according to St. Petersburg Police.

Police confirm that both were taken to the hospital. The woman’s injuries were not life threatening. The driver stopped and cooperated with the investigation. The investigation is still ongoing.

The School District of Manatee County has released a statement saying “The School District of Manatee County mourns the loss of Freedom Elementary School Physical Education Teacher Jeffrey Wilson. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the Wilson family and the Freedom Elementary School community.”